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Though he is often the stoic politician of southern Minnesota, State Rep. John Petersburg, R-Waseca, felt the weight of the stories he was listening to as caregivers at an Owatonna memory care assisted living facility recounted what their last year has been like.

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Though he is often the stoic politician of southern Minnesota, State Rep. John Petersburg, R-Waseca, felt the weight of the stories he was listening to as caregivers at an Owatonna memory care assisted living facility recounted what their last year has been like.

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Students were thrown into an unprecedented disruption last year as the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic pushed schools into distance learning models for the final spring semester. Despite the radical change, Minnesota’s high school seniors stuck it out and graduated at a historic high. On …

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Students were thrown into an unprecedented disruption last year as the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic pushed schools into distance learning models for the final spring semester. Despite the radical change, Minnesota’s high school seniors stuck it out and graduated at a historic high. On …

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Just over a year ago, the abrupt onset of the COVID-19 pandemic left some travelers stranded far from home and in a panic. Among them was Khadjia Ali, a local woman who traveled to Kenya for an incredibly unique reason.

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Just over a year ago, the abrupt onset of the COVID-19 pandemic left some travelers stranded far from home and in a panic. Among them was Khadjia Ali, a local woman who traveled to Kenya for an incredibly unique reason.

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Despite the challenges pork producers faced in the last year, with processing plants enduring temporary closures and decreased production due to COVID-19, one thing that Dave Preisler says has remained constant was the production of an affordable and safe source of protein for customers, som…

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Despite the challenges pork producers have faced in the last year, with processing plants facing temporary closures and decreased production due to COVID-19, one thing that Dave Preisler says has remained constant was the production of an affordable and safe source of protein for customers, …

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Despite the challenges pork producers have faced in the last year, with processing plants facing temporary closures and decreased production due to COVID-19, one thing that Dave Preisler says has remained constant was the production of an affordable and safe source of protein for customers, …

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Despite the challenges pork producers have faced in the last year, with processing plants facing temporary closures and decreased production due to COVID-19, one thing that Dave Preisler says has remained constant was the production of an affordable and safe source of protein for customers, …

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After an incredibly difficult year, COVID-19 vaccines have finally shed some light at the end of a very dark tunnel. Yet the optimism felt by many local business workers and health officials is still very tempered and cautious.

A Department of Health and Human Services employee holds a COVID-19 vaccine record card. The cards will be sent out as part of vaccination kits from Operation Warp Speed, which is an effort by several U.S. government components and public partnerships to facilitate the development, manufactu…

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For the second year in a row, the second largest event to take place at the Steele County Fairgrounds has canceled due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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The effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota and Le Sueur County is continuing to ramp up as the state recently announced 35,000 new doses of vaccine this week for people ages 65 and up. Locally, Le Sueur County has expanded vaccinations for law enforcement and school staff.

Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as her husband Doug Emhoff holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

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The effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Minnesota and Le Sueur County is continuing to ramp up as the state recently announced 35,000 new doses of vaccine this week for people ages 65 and up. Locally, Le Sueur County has expanded vaccinations for law enforcement and school staff.

Kamala Harris is sworn in as vice president by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as her husband Doug Emhoff holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)